Shuffle Along (aka Name That Tune) – 7/24/09

I’m going to steal something that Jess ran on his blog many times – name that tune.  It’s simple: I post a lyric from the next random batch of songs that shows up on my iPod, and you try to guess the song and artist.  If you guess correctly and have a website, you get a free link (otherwise, just your name).  You just can’t buy that kind of publicity.  If this goes well I’ll do it again.  Of course if no one guesses anything I’ll just shitcan the whole idea.  Let’s play!  (and no cheating by looking them up!)

1. “She can move you and improve you with her love and her devotion.  And she’ll thrill you and she’ll chill you, but you’re headed for commotion.” – KISS, ???
2. “Tied to a chair, and the bomb is ticking.  This situation was not of your picking.”
3. “I hang my head and I advertise a soul for sale or rent.  I have no heart, I’m cold inside.  I have no real intent.”
4. “The sheets are gray, left since the day she went away, I lost all power.  The dust is thick, the dog is sick, the kids have picked most of the flowers.”
5. “You ask me why I’m weary, why I can’t speak to you.  You blame me for my silence, say it’s time I changed and grew.”
6. “Your groove I do deeply dig.  No walls, only the bridge.  My supper dish, my succotash wish.” – Deee-Lite, “Groove Is in the Heart” (Thom)
7. “Troubled times, caught between confusion and pain, pain, pain.  Distant eyes, promises we made were in vain, in vain, in vain.” – Journey, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (mizerychik)
8. “Angels never know it’s time to close the book and gracefully decline.”
9. “Gonna make you, make you, make you notice.” – The Pretenders, “Brass in Pocket” (Thom)
10. “I been bad, I been good.  Dallas, TexasHollywood. I ain’t askin’ for much.” – ZZ Top, “Tush” (xtrev)

27 Comments

  • mizerychik

    Oh yay, I’m not the only one who was confused by 1.

    #7, btw, has a tremendously craptacular video. It makes me embarassed for them.

  • mizerychik

    Oh yay, I’m not the only one who was confused by 1.

    #7, btw, has a tremendously craptacular video. It makes me embarassed for them.

  • mizerychik

    1 – At first I thought it was Bette Davis Eyes, but it’s a KISS song, right? I forget the title…
    7 – Journey – Separate Ways (or whatever the title really is. I know half of it is in parentheses)

    3 is driving me insane

  • mizerychik

    1 – At first I thought it was Bette Davis Eyes, but it’s a KISS song, right? I forget the title…
    7 – Journey – Separate Ways (or whatever the title really is. I know half of it is in parentheses)

    3 is driving me insane

  • @xtrev – Yeah I can definitely see how the cadence of those lyrics could be switched with “Bette Davis Eyes”. Now THAT would be an interesting mashup!

  • xtrev

    Damn.
    Had to google it in the end – never heard of the track, so I don’t feel too stupid :-)
    And in my defence those lyrics are kind of similar and would fit in Bette Davis Eyes.
    Which sounds quite unpleasant, but you know what I mean.

  • xtrev

    Damn.
    Had to google it in the end – never heard of the track, so I don’t feel too stupid :-)
    And in my defence those lyrics are kind of similar and would fit in Bette Davis Eyes.
    Which sounds quite unpleasant, but you know what I mean.

  • xtrev

    10. = Tush – ZZ Top!

    …and I can almost hear number 1, just can’t….quite…..remember…..

  • xtrev

    10. = Tush – ZZ Top!

    …and I can almost hear number 1, just can’t….quite…..remember…..

  • The Pretenders are one of those bands that I always forget song names (didn’t they write one about some sort gang… chains might have been involved…). But I’m honestly terrible with lyrics. People always expect me to do great on these, but I rarely remember them well. Lisa, on the other hand, is great. But only for classic rock and new wave…

  • The Pretenders are one of those bands that I always forget song names (didn’t they write one about some sort gang… chains might have been involved…). But I’m honestly terrible with lyrics. People always expect me to do great on these, but I rarely remember them well. Lisa, on the other hand, is great. But only for classic rock and new wave…

  • The Pretenders are one of those bands that I always forget song names (didn’t they write one about some sort gang… chains might have been involved…). But I’m honestly terrible with lyrics. People always expect me to do great on these, but I rarely remember them well. Lisa, on the other hand, is great. But only for classic rock and new wave…

  • I used to have #6 as as an e-mail sig – “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite”.

    #9 is The Pretenders, and I’m trying to remember the name of the song… Brass in Pocket? Sorry to cheat but I had to look it up. I knew as soon as I heard the first 2 seconds which song I was thinking of.

  • I used to have #6 as as an e-mail sig – “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite”.

    #9 is The Pretenders, and I’m trying to remember the name of the song… Brass in Pocket? Sorry to cheat but I had to look it up. I knew as soon as I heard the first 2 seconds which song I was thinking of.

  • I used to have #6 as as an e-mail sig – “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite”.

    #9 is The Pretenders, and I’m trying to remember the name of the song… Brass in Pocket? Sorry to cheat but I had to look it up. I knew as soon as I heard the first 2 seconds which song I was thinking of.

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